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Yusen to buy Keswick’s Romanian logistics arm

UK-based Keswick Enterprises Group is to sell its Tibbett Logistics subsidiary in Romania to NYK forwarding subsidiary Yusen Logistics for an undisclosed sum, subject to Romanian Competition Council approval. The sale is expected to complete before the end of the year. Tibbett Logistics will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Amsterdam-based Yusen Logistics (Europe) and all management and staff will move across on their existing terms and conditions and in the ... [+]

Ceva opens Midlands medical site

CEVA Logistics has opened a refurbished 132,000sq ft facility at Redditch to customers in the healthcare sector and to bring it up to Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency standards. Work included the addition of LED lighting as well as the installation of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in ... [+]

M&M to start work on Minsk hub

German-owned forwarder Militzer & Münch(M&M) is to start building work on an additional terminal in Belarus in north eastern Minsk, close to the city’s main orbital motorway. The 2,000sq m facility will be used mainly for express cargo handling with  a small section available for long-term storage of pallets and handling ... [+]

Making waves in the airfreight market

Guernsey entrepreneur Nick Magliocchetti has launched an on-demand air taxi service that will also be available for freight shipments. Waves is a technology-led, on-demand air taxi service for both passengers and freight using Cessna Caravan aircraft, a fixed-gear turboprop with a payload of up to 1.8 tonnes. Phase one will ... [+]

Air Partner appoints freight manager

Aviation services group Air Partner has appointed Robert Jubb as freight trading manager based at its UK headquarters at Gatwick. He has over 13 years of experience in the charter brokerage, airline and time-critical logistics industries and was previously commercial director at AirX Charter. [+]

Virgin names new managers

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has named Paul Fallon as director commercial and business development and Tania Wilson as Director Operations. The changes follow Dominic Kennedy’s promotion to managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo in August. Fallon was latterly Virgin’s director cargo operations and business development while Wilson is currently head of ... [+]

INTTRA soothes shipping headaches

Electronic ocean shipping platform INTTRA has launched a Cloud-based Container Forecasting and Allocation Solutions Tool (C-FAST) to help freight forwarders and NVOCCs match their customers’ container volume to carrier capacity availability. INTRRA says that the software, which was unveiled at its Asia Technology Summit in Singapore in mid-September, helps simplify what ... [+]

FTA to host Brexit talks

Business Secretary Greg Clark is to visit the Freight Transport Association (FTA) head office at Tunbridge Wells in Kent to discuss the impact of Brexit with chief executive, David Wells this Friday (17 November). Mr Clark, who is also the local Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells, will also plant a ... [+]

New crane to lift Quality Freight capabilities

Quality Freight UK has invested over £700,000 in a 400-tonne capacity Fuchs MHL390 crane at its Ellesmere Port main operation. It follows a 20% increase in volume during the past 12 months. The new crane will complement QF UK’s other cranes - a MHL360 wheeled crane based at its Ellesmere Port ... [+]

Europa to be sole agent for CargoLine groupage

Europa Road has been appointed sole UK representative for the CargoLine groupage service. CargoLine offers systemised groupage transportation, as well as distribution, procurement and contract logistics through a network of more than 80 partners in 43 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to its 1,583 direct ... [+]

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